September 18, 2019


Airtel Zambia launches 077 network code

Airtel Networks Zambia Plc has launched the 077 network code to add to its existing 097 numbering.

Managing Director, Mr. Apoorva Mehrotra announced the launch of the new code, saying the 077 was now part of the 097 Airtel family, giving customers a chance to create numbers of their choice.

“You use your phone every day and for that reason we want your phone number"...

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September 16, 2019


NCC pins telecoms growth on effective collaboration of industry, academia

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said the rise in tempo and sophistication of innovations in communication technology hold greater if there is sustained synergy and collaborative linkages between the academia and the industry to produce quality research outputs to drive innovation in the Nigerian telecom sector.

The Commission also said it has made great strides in the last three years working with the academia in the area of promoting"...

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September 16, 2019


Fenix International partners with Vodacom to launch off-grid solar in Mozambique

Fenix International, a next-generation energy company and subsidiary of ENGIE, opens its sixth market in Mozambique, where it expects to reach 200,000 households with clean energy and inclusive financial services within 3 years.

Launching sales in Mozambique is the latest step in Fenix’s expansion. Headquartered in Kampala, the company has already connected 500,000 customers to solar power in Uganda, Zambia, Côte d’Ivoire, Benin,"...

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September 16, 2019


World’s Leading Mobile Operators to Disclose Climate Impacts as Part of New GSMA-Led Climate Action Roadmap

Many of the world’s largest mobile operator groups have agreed to start disclosing their climate impacts as part of a major new GSMA-led initiative to develop a mobile industry climate action roadmap in line with the Paris Agreement.

More than 50 mobile operators – which together account for more than two thirds of mobile connections globally1 – are now disclosing their climate impacts, energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions"...

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September 16, 2019


GSMA Announces First Speakers for Mobile 360 – Eurasia 2019

The GSMA today announced the first speakers for its Mobile 360 – Eurasia 2019 conference, which will take place on the 8-9 October 2019 at the Lotte Hotel, Moscow. The event, which is now in its second year, invites senior leaders from mobile operators, governments and regulatory bodies to discuss the impact of mobile technology on the digital economy in the region. This year’s event will have the theme of ‘Embracing 5G and Emerging Technologies to Accelerate the Digital Economy’ and will examine the"...

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September 16, 2019


GSMA GLOMO Awards 2020 Now Open for Entries

The GSMA today announced that the Global Mobile Awards 2020 (GLOMO Awards) are now open for entries. The prestigious awards, which will enter their twenty-fifth year at GSMA MWC Barcelona 2020, celebrate the key innovations and achievements from both individuals and organisations across the mobile industry. Over 300 judges, comprised of analysts, journalists and academics, will assess 9 categories and 37 different awards that reflect the key achievements to have shaped the industry over the past 12 months. Entries for the"...

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September 12, 2019


AdaptiveMobile Security Uncovers Sophisticated Hacking Attacks on Mobile Phones, Exposing Massive Network Vulnerability

Following extensive research, AdaptiveMobile Security, a world leader in cyber-telecoms security, today announced it has uncovered a new and previously undetected vulnerability. This vulnerability is currently being exploited and is being used for targeted surveillance of mobile phone users. The vulnerability and its associated attacks have been named, ‘Simjacker’ as it involves the hijacking of SIM cards and threatens mobile phone users across the globe.


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September 11, 2019


GSMA Report Shows High Spectrum Prices Leave Millions Unconnected

The negative impacts of high spectrum prices on consumers can no longer be disputed, according to a new report released today by the GSMA at ITU Telecom World 2019. The GSMA report titled, ‘The Impact of Spectrum Prices on Consumers’ confirms that countries with poor spectrum policies – which either inflate spectrum or delay spectrum assignments – are leading to millions of people being left unable to access mobile broadband services or experiencing reduced network quality.


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September 10, 2019


George Mathen appointed Managing Director of Airtel Tanzania

Airtel Africa has announced the appointment of George Mathen as managing director for Airtel Tanzania effective 01 October.

Mathen has more than 20 years’ of experience in senior management roles, with experience in the telecommunications and FMCG sectors. Prior to joining Airtel Africa, he was CEO – Homes at Bharti Airtel in India where he designed and implemented the Airtel Home strategy.


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September 10, 2019


GSMA Mobile 360 Debuts in Malaysia

The GSMA today announced the first speakers for the 2019 Mobile 360 Series – Digital Societies conference, which will take place 24-26 September at JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event is supported by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and also the Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB). Host sponsor for the event is Axiata with other event sponsors including Fiberhome (Headline Sponsor), Edotco, Gigabyte, Huawei and Telepin (Industry Sponsors), as well as Arm (eSim"...

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